There have been quit a few times that I’ve been searching for some kind of connector or adapter that would finish out a rig I use, but no one makes the part I have in mind. So I end up finding something that works but isn’t really what I wanted.

This happens enough that I’ve decided to buy a Makerbot. Basically it’s a small robot that prints out CAD designs in ABS plastic.  A good friend of mine has the micRo-CNC mill and we’ve used it for a number of great projects. The Makerbot uses the same CAD software so I shouldn’t have to many problems getting my design idea’s out in CAD.

At $1200 I don’t know if I’ll see payback on this, but I can think of a lot of things that I could build that would really be handy for filming. It looks like I’ll be waiting for about 4 weeks for mine to ship, so this could take awhile. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

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